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Changes in the Modern United States - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
With the vast technological, cultural and social revolutionary changes our modern nation has experienced in the 21st century, identifying some of the key components of these changes is essential when studying American history. This chapter helps you examine the events that have shaped our culture and population, including migration to the United States and the transformation of cultural imperialism. Each video lesson provides detailed explanations of the material, followed by a brief quiz and a chapter exam for thorough comprehension. After you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Detail the advantages and disadvantages to technological revolutions
- Outline 21st century population migration in a new world
- Discuss the causes of Latin American migration to the U.S.
- Explain how culture and cultural imperialism has experienced a global transformation
1. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages
In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.
2. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World
In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.
3. Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States
Each year, thousands of people immigrate to the United States from various countries in Latin America. Learn about the causes of Latin American migration to the United States. Explore neoclassical economics, new economics of migration, segmented labor market theory, world systems theory, and social capital theory to understand why Latin Americans come to the United States.
4. A Global Transformation in Culture & Cultural Imperialism
In this lesson we explore the concepts of globalization and cultural imperialism, two important issues that have only just begun to shape the 21st-century world.
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Other chapters within the AP US History: Exam Prep course
- Early Civilizations of America
- North American Colonial Settlement by Europeans
- Events & Leaders of the American Revolution Overview
- Creation of the United States Post-American Revolution
- The Virginia Dynasty & Jacksonian Democracy Overview
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America
- Overview of Westward Expansion
- Buildup to the American Civil War
- The American Civil War
- After the Civil War: Reconstruction
- Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- Social Issues of the Progressive Era (1900-1917)
- American Imperialism & World War I
- America in the 1920s (1920-1929)
- The Great Depression & New Deal (1929-1940)
- Significant Events of World War II
- World Events & Politics After World War II (1946-1959)
- Events & Presidents During the Cold War (1950-1973)
- Overview of Civil Rights & Other Movements
- Recent American History & Politics
- Critical Thinking Skills for AP US History
- AP U.S. History: Test-Taking Skills and Prep
- Essay Writing Overview
- AP US History Flashcards
- Important Events Leading to the American Revolution